It was my understanding that to be awarded HOTD, there were stringent requirements vis-a-vis grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and so forth.
However, I've seen several HOTD that failed in all those areas. What's up? Are the HOTD being selected by algorithms instead of humans?
I think it would be fun to have a HOTD selected by popular vote once in a while. It could be run like the Rising Star competition, with the candidates selected by HubPages staff. The one with the most votes would get to be Hub Of The Day.
The problem with that is that those who are not particularly social on this site, or do not have many followers will be overlooked.
The best idea would be to let the staffs only vote, so that every hub is equal, and those with the most followers won't naturally crush the newbies.
That particular task was outsourced to me. I have this dartboard...
Of course I have a dartboard. Wait, do you mean do I really select the HOTD's? No, but I would be happy to do so for a mere $4/day. And one of my criteria would be to paste that critter onto a Google Drive page. If a bunch of red lines show up, out that hub goes.
I can't believe somebody actually took you seriously...lol...what a laugh, he must be new to the forums...lol
He is from Ghana. I believe he simply took PS literally. Some jokes are hard to catch.
Hey, I knew that one. Lol... glad u had a laugh... and yes, I'm new here
You're single... let me just get out of the way. lol
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Maybe the candidate Hubs could be presented for voting without revealing the authors. Then the Hubs would be judged on their merit only.
I like your idea, Dr. They could maybe present the selection in a format similar to the Hub Hopper, but keep the authors username hidden from view. That would give people small followings and who aren't necessarily 'popular' on HP a fair chance to get HOTD as well.. Then it's whoever wins, wins based on merit and nothing else.
In the forum about "HP staff meeting ideas," my suggestion was to address the apparent confusion about what the criteria is for HOTD. Hubbers are not just bashing hubs but are confused as to what constitutes a stellar hub and what the very basic criteria is to meet the standard. We need goals that are consistent in our attempts to create the best hubs and hopefully get acknowledged for meeting those goals for ourselves and for HP.
Its like the sands in the hour glass, we know they're there but not how they got there. The HOTD is there but sometimes we're not sure how they got there.
Sorry paradigmsearch and Beth37, but you did have a good idea
I have been asking that question for a while and I see it gets worse. Although yesterday's HOTD was pretty good about being a tourist in Japan. But the last few weeks the HOTD have been very questionable.
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